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Andy is a director, teacher and writer of more than thirty years' experience. For ten years Artistic Director of Classic Stage Ireland, he has directed at Dublin's Abbey and Gate Theatres, Galway's Druid Theatre, Glyndebourne, Lyric Theatre, Belfast, Wexford Opera, Scottish Opera, London's King's Head and Soho Theatres, and for some time was Associate Director at The Bristol Old Vic.

He has taught at RADA, Rose Bruford, The Actors' Centre and SHakespeare's Globe; at Dublin's Gaiety School of Acting, University College and Trinity College, Dublin, with his own Classic Stage Ireland and at The National Theatre School of Canada.

His plays include: October Song (Carysfort Press, Ireland); The Starving (Carysfort); Morning, Afternoon and Evening (Oberon Books, UK.) Bloodties (Focus Theatre/New Theatre, Dublin); Crystal's House - Project Arts Centre, Dublin; First of the Day for RTE Radio.

Books: Acting Shakespeare's Language, Aeschylus' Oresteia Trilogy (verse translation), Euripides' Iphigenia in Aulis (verse translation) - all Oberon Books, UK.